Endangered Species #87541
Dead or Alive
Species: Varanus Komodoensis
Estimated Population: 4,000-5,000
Native Country: Indonesia
Biography: The Komodo Dragon is the largest species of lizard, growing up to three meters and weighing seventy kilograms. The dragon was first discovered by Western explorers in 1910, and since then, the Komodo Dragon population has steadily decreased. Reasons include- Volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, fires, tourism, poaching, loss of prey, and loss of habitat.
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